Ranchi: Owing to the current covid situation in the state, the Jharkhand Academic Council has decided to cancel the class 10th & 12th examinations for this session. “In the view of COVID19 situation, Jharkhand Academic Council has decided to cancel the class 10th & 12th examinations for this session,” State’s Directorate of Information and Public Relations said. Also Read - Jharkhand Board Exams 2021: JAC Postpones Class 10th, 12th Exams Due to COVID-19 Surge

Chief Minister Hemant Soren also took to Twitter and wrote, “I have decided to cancel the 10th and 12th examinations to be conducted by Jharkhand Academic Council in this session.” Also Read - JAC Board Exam 2021: Jharkhand Class 10, 12 Exams Likely to Start in May, Check Details Here

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On April 17, the Jharkhand Academic Council had postponed its matriculation and intermediate exams due to the rising cases of Coronavirus. On April 15 JAC had stopped practical exams for class 10th and 12th after many students had tested positive for Covid-19. A total of 7.63 lakh students including 4.31 lakh in matric and 3.32 lakh in intermediate were scheduled to appear in the board exams of JAC.

Earlier today, the Jharkhand government decided to extend its lockdown-like restrictions in the state till June 17 with some relaxation. However, there will be a complete lockdown on every Saturday from 4 pm to Monday 6 am.

This is nearly the sixth time that the state has extended the lockdown, and imposed restrictions in name of Health Safety Week beginning from April 22. Speaking of the relaxations, now all shops are being allowed to open till 4 pm in all the districts except East Singhbhum. Earlier selected shops were allowed to open till 2 pm.